The 2019 Ho Chi Minh City Innovation, Startup and Entrepreneurship Week (WHISE 2019) welcomed more than 150 innovative startup businesses, both domestic and international. This is the third time the event has been co-chaired by the HCMC People’s Committee and the Finnish Embassy in Vietnam.
In an interview with Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper, Mr. Vu Xuan Thanh, deputy chief of the General Department of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, emphasized the need of fortifying the dyke system to cope with natural disasters, which have been erratic and not followed laws of nature.
There has been an increasing number of cyber attacks recently in Vietnam aiming at both state units and private organizations to steal sensitive information. Viruses are easily spread in local as well as international networks and gravely threaten the cyber security in the nation.
Economic specialists have confirmed the great potential of technological businesses as well as the digital economy in six major Southeast Asian countries, including Vietnam. Being the second fastest growing digital economy in the region, Vietnam is eager to reach further heights.
Catching up with many countries in the world where the Internet is provided via geostationary and non-geostationary satellites, Vietnam is trying to release itself from the dependence on cross-continent fiber optic systems.
The upcoming Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Innovation, Startup and Entrepreneurship Week (WHISE 2019) is going to kick off from October 15 to 19, 2019. It will include such sessions as conferences, discussions, startup activities, contests, and a ceremony to honor individuals as well as organizations that have contributed to the development of an innovative startup ecosystem in the city.